It has officially been 2 months since I became a mother, and holy moly batman! Speed is moving at warp speed, and I can hardly believe that I have a 2 month old! The past couple months have been the most incredible and transformative for all of us, and both Nick & I are head over heels in love with our little girl. So, I figured it was about time to do a little introduction on the blog, because let's be honest, I can't get enough of her and just assume that you all want to stare at her as much as I do ;) All kidding aside though, I have been blown away with the kindness that so many of our friends and family have offered us, and this whole having a baby thing really makes you realize how many people in your tribe are routing for you and sending you love in whatever way they can.
So, without further adieu, I am thrilled to officially introduce you to Madison Elizabeth Walker (aka: Maddie). She was born on December 23rd, 2017, and yes, we did spend Christmas Day in the hospital. We were prepared for this possibility though, and I honestly didn't mind one bit! Everyone at the hospital was absolutely incredible and even though it honestly didn't feel like Christmas at all, it will for sure go down as my most favourite Christmas. She was 8lbs 3 oz, and came out with a gorgeous head of hair, and the most beautiful blue eyes. Everyone says she is a mini-Nick, but I am seeing more and more of myself in her as the weeks go on. She has been an absolutely lovely baby, letting us sleep more than we thought we would get to, and stealing hearts with her serious expressions that has started to break into a joyful smile! (can you tell how much I adore her?! lol!).
One of the most common questions I've been getting lately, is whether I am managing to get any work done. And so far, it has been better than I anticipated. Of course, everything takes about 5 times longer than it used to, and I usually break down into tears about once a week, battling the guilt of not being able to be fully focused on work and not being fully focused on Maddie. But between the amazing Paula (who has been taking a lot of the pressure off me on the day to day tasks) and the support of Nick & our awesome clients, we have been figuring out our rhythm,and I am so grateful for how smoothly the transition has gone. These first couple months have made me feel confident that yes, I will be able to put my heart into my business, while also being the best mom I can be.
During our first few weeks home with her, some of my good friends from the wedding industry, surprised us with the most invaluable gifts. I've shared some of my favourite moments below, and just want to give the biggest shout out to Jesse Holland, Rob & Julia of Ameris, and Chelsea of Paper Heart Films. These photos & video are absolute treasures to us, and I honestly can't stop staring!